CE PHOTO: Blog http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog en-us Clare Edmead Photography info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:21:00 GMT Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:21:00 GMT http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u1046281363-o593631931-50.jpg CE PHOTO: Blog http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog 120 80 Natural Child and Family Portraiture - Portrait Photographer Sevenoaks http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/-portrait-photographer-sevenoaks I love taking natural child portraits; where children can be themselves in their home environment. Showing the relationships between siblings, and spending the whole morning with them allows them to relax in front of the camera. Here are some of my favourites from a recent portrait session in Sevenoaks.

For my information about my child and family portraiture, please get in touch; info@clareedmeadphotography.co.uk or 07853928667.

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) . Clare Edmead Photography Family Photographer Sevenoaks Family Portraits Sevenoaks Kent family portraits" Kent photographer Portrait Photographer Sevenoaks Sevenoaks Portrait Photography portrait photographer Tunbridge Wells http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/-portrait-photographer-sevenoaks Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:08:41 GMT
Spring is here - Family Portrait Photographer Dulwich http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/family-portrait-photography-dulwich-park-london My approach to family portrait photography is relaxed and natural, and portrait sessions, on location and in a meaningful place, allow families to be themselves. From tree climbing to running to piggy backs amongst all of the beautiful flowers, it was clear that the Francis family felt at home. I loved capturing their emotions and the relationship they share at Dulwich Park. We were blessed with bright sunshine and more flowers than I could count!

 

For my information about my family portrait sessions, please get in touch; info@clareedmeadphotography.co.uk or 07853928667

 

 

 

 

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) Clare Edmead Photography Dulwich Family Portrait Photographer Family Portrait Photography Dulwich London portrait photographer http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/family-portrait-photography-dulwich-park-london Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:11:07 GMT
The Wells Free School Opening Ceremony - Tunbridge Wells Photographer http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/the-wells-free-school-opening-ceremony---tunbridge-wells-photographer The Wells Free School had their official opening ceremony in September, and I was invited along to capture everyone who had been involved in turning this idea into a reality. The children did a wonderful presentation, sang and also managed to sit still throughout (they were later rewarded with some yummy yellow cupcakes). The mayor was also invited, and he commended all governors, teachers and parents. He also cut the school themed cake, which had figurines in full school uniform sitting on top…

 

“The Wells Free School is a small school with small class sizes, it is defined by focus on the well being and the individual achievement of the children”. For my information, please go to their website:

 

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/the-wells-free-school-opening-ceremony---tunbridge-wells-photographer Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:51:37 GMT
Autumn at Knole Park - Family Photographer Sevenoaks http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/autumn-at-knole-park-family-photographer-sevenoaks  

It was great capturing the Palmer family at Knole Park! There was running, rugby, piggy backs, and lots of jumping. Having met them a year ago in Lemnos (Greece) - it was good to photograph them in a different environment, and closer to home. We weren't blessed with any sunshine, but rather lovely soft light, and quite a lot of rain. The trees were a great source of shelter and after a few rain breaks I felt confident we had some great shots.

 

If you would like to find out more about my natural portrait photographery sessions, then please email me.

 

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) Clare Edmead Photography Family Photo Tunbridge Wells Kent photographer family photographer Sevenoaks portrait photographer Tunbridge Wells http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/autumn-at-knole-park-family-photographer-sevenoaks Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:06:21 GMT
Alexander Family Portraits - Family Photographer Sevenoaks http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/family-photographer-sevenoaks I hadn’t been to Bradbourne Lakes in years, but it was a pleasure to be back to capture the Alexander family! I couldn’t believe how many ducks and geese there were, all keen to appear in the photos and eager to find any bread that might have been stuffed into pockets or stored in a buggy. We had glorious weather, autumnal colours and a peaceful park. Definitely one to add to my list of favourite places to shoot. Here are some of my favourites…

 

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If you would like natural family taken on location by Sevenoaks family photographer Clare Edmead, then contact us for details.

 

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) Clare Edmead Photography Family Photo Tunbridge Wells Kent family portraits" Kent photographer portrait photographer Tunbridge Wells http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/family-photographer-sevenoaks Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:54:48 GMT
Autumn in Dunorlan Park - Family Photographer Tunbridge Wells http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/autumn-in-dunorlan-park---family-photographer-tunbridge-wells  

Well known for its amazing water fountain, Grecian temple and huge lake. However, it was the dragon that drew the most attention from William, Jack, Harry and Tom. We did manage to gravitate away from it, and that involved me climbing into a tree stump capturing Tom doing some climbing. I got one of my UGGs stuck and may have needed a little help getting out! Then there were the bongos...

There is so much space at Dunorlan, perfect for capturing 4 boys, full of beans, reluctant to have their photo taken. Running, leaf throwing and tree climbing all make for interesting photos and there were so many images from this session that I absolutely love. Let me know what you think.

Please go to www.clareedmeadphotography.co.uk for more information on my natural family portraits.

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) Clare Edmead Photography Family Photo Tunbridge Wells Kent family portraits" Kent photographer portrait photographer Tunbridge Wells http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/autumn-in-dunorlan-park---family-photographer-tunbridge-wells Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:28:17 GMT
My newborn photography session in Bromley, Kent, with the Henley family http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/my-newborn-photography-session-in-bromley-with-the-henley-family I absolutely loved capturing the Henley family, and hope that you enjoy seeing some of the photos from their session! The first time I met Lauren (Mum) was when I was at school, and I haven’t really seen her since… So it was great to catch up and meet the new additions; Simon and Sophia. Sophia was definitely the boss, and it wasn’t long before we were all running around preparing bean bags and blankets to keep her snuggled, warm and smiling. 

 

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) Bromley portrait photographer Clare Edmead Photography Kent portrait photographer portrait photographer http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/my-newborn-photography-session-in-bromley-with-the-henley-family Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:52:01 GMT
The benefits of photography jobs abroad http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/photography-jobs-abroad I am one of those people that fell in love with photography after I had been to University. I am self-taught, and have worked hard to develop as a photographer. I now have a business in the UK, as well as Greece. But it all started with me walking along a beach in Egypt explaining to different hotels what I could offer their guests. Luckily for me, it worked.

 

If you can find a photography job abroad, then you stand to learn a lot, and have a great time.

 

First of all, imagine having consistently good weather to shoot in? Bright sunlight all day, everyday, so that you can get familiar with its timetable and plan photography sessions around it. When you are working in the sun, you don’t have to push your camera to its limits and use the widest aperture, or the slowest shutter speed available. You can keep your ISO nice and low, even when shooting sports, giving you lots of freedom to explore different creative effects.

 

Going to another country and starting again is tough. Whilst it is dependent on where you are based, you are unlikely to have all your home comforts around you and may have to make new friends (which could be essential for the success of your role). This experience will help your personal development, particularly if you are looking to have you own photography business in the future.

 

When you start any new job, there is always a lot to learn. We take on photographers that may have an extensive portfolio in action photography, but haven’t got much experience in family portrait photography. We want our photographers to use their initiative when they are thrown in at the deep end and relish this opportunity. They can develop their portfolio, which should stand them in good stead for other roles in the future.

 

Working abroad is fun. You are likely to meet like-minded people, that are normally happy and relaxed because they are on holiday. This makes for a very positive working environment.

 

No commute! Our photographers are always based close to their work place. This means that you can stroll to work, and may also be able to stroll into town. Not being reliant on public transport means that you can spend more of your day enjoying yourself!

 

I have loved my time working abroad. From shooting in perfect conditions, to extensively developing your portfolio - there is a lot to learn, but a lot of fun to be had as well. If you can’t find a photography job abroad, then you can always create your own one!

 

Get in touch if you would like to join one of the Clare Edmead Photography teams in Greece this Summer.

 

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) Clare Edmead Photography Dahab photographer Greece Lemnos Neilson Holidays Summer Jobs Summer jobs abroad Summer photographer freelance photographer photography jobs http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/photography-jobs-abroad Sat, 04 Jan 2014 15:32:01 GMT
How I became an action and portrait photographer in Greece http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/becoming-an-action-and-portrait-photographer-greece

 

This is something that I often get asked when interviewing applicants; I still can't quite believe it myself! But it all began with a compact camera...

When I finished University (studying English literature), I worked hard, saved up some money and travelled round the world. I loved capturing all of the bright colours; the beautiful sunsets and the tropical jungle plants. I didn't really know what all of different settings on my camera did, but I played around with them to get high contrast and unique photos. Looking back, I now appreciate that they were terrible photos, but I had the bug and I wanted to be a professional photographer!

When I returned to the UK, I joined a local camera club. I found it inspiring, as the standard was incredibly high and the subject matter very normal.

After a couple of months, I was already dreaming of warmer climates. I applied for Summer work in Greece as a windsurfing instructor for Neilson. That Summer, I tried to save up as much money as I could for a D-SLR. I re-applied for work in the Winter and couldn't believe it when I was offered a position in Dahab, Egypt. It was then that I bought my first D-SLR from Jessops, the Canon 400D. It came with a Tamron 70 - 300mm lens, and was a very reliable camera.

I found myself becoming more passionate about photography than windsurfing. When conditions were good, I was running to Baby Bay, to capture the pros. I got some photos of the UK Freestyle Champion at the time, doing a forward loop. He was keen to use the image on his website. I got talking to him and his friends, and we started arranging photo shoots early in the morning, or at the end of the day - any time when the light was soft, there weren't many people around and it was still windy. When they used one of my photos on the contents page of Windsurf Magazine I was on a massive high! Yet the season was passing by quickly and Neilson had not renewed my contract as a windsurf instructor. Everyone wanted to work in Dahab -  and I wasn't ready to leave.

All of my friends told me to try and get work as a freelancer. I remember someone explaining to me what 'freelance' actually meant! It all sounded great in theory, but the idea of not being employed by a company, and provided with flights and accommodation, was extremely daunting. What if it didn't work? What if I had to go home?

I knew lots of people that worked at the different windsurfing centres in Dahab, and let them all know what I was doing. I put posters up and handed out business cards. I did free photo shoots for staff whenever they wanted me to, and it seemed to be working. I would introduce myself to guests at  their welcome meeting, capture them during their holiday, and then put together a slideshow for their end of week presentation. They could then buy digital photos on a disk if they wanted. Sometimes I would get called out for photo shoots. This normally meant capturing a group of windsurfers whilst standing on a floating pontoon, in an area of water known as 'Speedy'. Completely exhilarating. I even ended up in a powerboat in 'Kamakazi' one time, to catch some wave sailors jumping. And that takes me back to the point of my Canon 400D being very reliable - I didn't expect it to still be alive after that experience!

I loved my time in Dahab, but after a year, I was ready for a new challenge. I had proved that there was a demand for photography on windsurfing holidays, and hoped that this would be similar on other water sports holidays. There would be more variety in terms of the different activites to capture and I was keen to continue developing as a photographer. I contacted Neilson, and was back in Greece in the Summer. Clare Edmead Photography began in Lemnos. It was just me, with my laptop - cycling into town every night to get contact sheets printed!

Now, the team is much bigger. We operate at 4 centres - Lemnos, Lesvos, Sivota and Messini. This year will be taking on 14 photographers, our greatest number yet.

My kit is a bit better these days, but it is passion, motivation and self-belief that got Clare Edmead Photography to this point.

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) Clare Edmead Photography Dahab photographer Greece Lemnos Neilson Holidays Summer Jobs Summer jobs abroad Summer photographer freelance photographer photography jobs http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/becoming-an-action-and-portrait-photographer-greece Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:12:24 GMT
The summer is almost here… http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/3/The-summer-is-almost-here Welcome to our new blog! We are looking forward to keeping everyone up to date this Summer with our photography in Greece. Training dates have been set and 10 of us will be heading out to Lemnos towards the end of April. I’m looking forward to seeing how green the island will be – there are normally poppies this time of year too…

 

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info@cephoto.uk (CE PHOTO) Clare Edmead Photography Greece Lemnos Neilson Summer http://clareedmeadphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/3/The-summer-is-almost-here Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:08:37 GMT